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Silhouette Cameo Pinball Restorers Club!


By Curbfeeler

6 years ago



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    #426 5 months ago

    I'm working on a pinball related project and have been looking at a Cameo or Cricut to make some stencils for it. I, like others are having a hard time justifying the purchase price for one project... anyone local to me own a Cameo and would be up for cutting some stencils? Happy to discuss compensation with the understanding that if the costs get to be the same as buying a Cameo I'd go that route. I've got some .ai files to work with as a starting point... and actually bought some vvivid vinyl that could be used if you are driving distance local... hit me up if you have some time/interest.

    #428 5 months ago
    Quoted from Kawydud:

    I have a full size vinyl cutter if you need something cut out. Not sure if you get down to the Buffalo area much, not at all right now with the rona I'm sure.

    That would have been super handy... boarders closed until at least the end of the month though.

    #431 5 months ago

    That looks like it would have been a lot of work to weed... that's all done by hand right?

    #435 5 months ago
    Quoted from Mneubey:

    Yeah. Weeding it was a ton of work, but worth it in the end. I just put a new blade on my machine, and was worried about the fine details being too small, but this thing knocked it out no problem.

    It is really impressive for sure... I bit the bullet last night and ordered a Cameo 4... family has all agreed they will try doing some crafts on it so it gets more use. Looking forward to playing around with it.

    #443 5 months ago
    Quoted from PinballBillinFL:

    Perfect! I have that scanner, and have been working with playfield scans to clean them up. I've practiced using Inkscape, but not proficient yet. Did you use the base Silhouette software, or one of the upgraded versions? I downloaded the free version just to play around with it, but have gravitated toward Inkscape since it seems more robust and easier to use for separating the colors. Obviously some version of the Silhouette software is needed to drive the cutter.
    Sure sounds like another toy in my future! Thanks for those great pics - amazing work!

    Free version of the Silhouette software does not allow for the importing of .svg files... I'm guessing the output files of Inkscape is an .svg? If so you will need to upgrade your Silhouette software to work with those files.

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    #451 5 months ago

    Finally got my Cameo 4 yesterday. Did some test prints with it and then got down to work with the stencils. Pleased with the progress so far. Working on a second test run now making adjustments... adding registration marks to help with alignment.

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    #455 3 months ago
    Quoted from PinballBillinFL:

    Are you planning to add the registrations in the Silhouette software, or some other place? I guess it depends on where you separate colors into the individual stencil cuttings...
    I've just been playing thusfar, mostly with the scans I did for my apron. Only two colors (plus base), so after I cleaned up the scans in Gimp, I separated the two colors into layers there, imported each individually into Inkscape for scaling and export to SVG, then imported the SVG files to the Silhouette software for cutting. No attempt at registration marks yet.

    I have added some registration marks with the latest attempts... makes thing easier. I added them in illustrator, simple crosses with a about 5 pixel stroke I think.

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    #462 54 days ago

    I feel your pain... I just blew through a couple of feet of stencil material with it going out of alignment, last two prints I did I fed in more to start than you've feed in with your picture. In fact I've fed in enough for it to come out of the back the machine cause I figure I'd rather waste 6" than 24". Very frustrating. I am using the Cameo 4's "roller holder" if that is even a thing for my material.

    End results are worth the pain...

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    #464 54 days ago
    Quoted from Boslaw:

    roar did you use a scanner or camera to create the stencil?

    Neither... used pictures found online and traced with illustrator.

    #466 54 days ago
    Quoted from CanadianPinball:

    roar Is that a guitar amp?

    Yessir it is... goes along with this project I shared in the Fathom thread...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CFe_0fgncgW/?igshid=18plfjgzw1aye

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